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My name is Asnake 48 years old my educational background is Nurse Hepatitis C positive Genotype 4, I am from one of the east African country so call Ethiopia. I will come about my country in general and specific to hepatitis C&B.

I am gland to join community, I hope that I believe to filling my gaps and also share my experience too.

Here is below my general status:

At the beginning my viral load was 929,000- May 14, 2013 started Interferon / Pegasys with ribavirin for 48 weeks April 23, 2017 4753, 07 July 2015 465, 19 Dec 2015 end of Pegasus and 11 Nov 2015 undetectable. 02 April 2016 my viral load become 643,423 than started Sovaldi one tab per day for three month ends 28 June 2016 and my VL become undetectable only for one month and 15 days only. Surprisingly 23 August 2016 my VL increased 988,000 not only this my liver shows a mass which is primary HCC at this time was very confused I and my family and was tried to further investigation and treatment goes Thailand Bangkok and 1st September 2016 start Harvoni for six month and checked my VL 13 Sept 2017 was become 65 and HCC treated by Liver Ablation. 28 Feb 2017 finalized Harvoni and VL is undetectable and HCC remaining not in progress rather minimize the size.

At this time after 3 month finalized Harvoni the VL become 209,000.

I am confused, what you are advise me I know I am one of 4% relapse? Can you advise me any option?

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  • CaseyH moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi aguangul! Wow! What a story! I’m so sorry to hear about all you have endured! I’m also so sorry to hear that you have had multiple failed treatments and also relapsed. It sounds like this last treatment is proving to be effective so far and that your HCC is being managed? Is that the case? Unfortunately, we can’t give out specific medical advice over the internet (for your safety!), but we do recommend talking to your provider about this. Although the relapse rate is typically very low for individuals who are on medications like Harvoni, it still can occur. Your provider will better know why this may have happened, and any other pertinent details regarding to your situation. If you do get a chance to talk to your provider, let us know what they say! We’re here for you, and wishing you the best! -Casey, Team

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